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Silchar in Assam is the third dirtiest city/town of India with an all India rank of 423 among 425 cities of the country.

This was known according to the Swachh Survekshan 2019, results of which were declared on Wednesday.

According to the Swachh Survekshan 2019, Indore has been ranked as the cleanest city of India, followed by Ambikapur in Chattisgarh at second and Mysore in Karnataka on the third spot.

Dibrugarh town in Assam betters Silchar only by some points and earns the distinction of being the second dirtiest city/town of Northeast and the dirtiest of Assam and also of Northeast.

The city is ranked at 415th position.

Among the capitals of Northeast, Gangtok is the ‘cleanest’ and is ranked the 275th position nationally.

Guwahati (national rank 303) is the second cleanest capital city of Northeast followed by Imphal (national rank 343) at the third and Itanagar (national rank 378) at the fourth place.

Nagaland capital Kohima (national rank 382) is ranked fifth, followed by Agartala (national rank 367) at sixth, Shillong (national rank 394) at seventh, and Aizawal (national rank 398) at eight positions.

Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.

It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched aiming to make India clean and free of open defecation by October 2, 2019.

The first Swachh Survekshan was undertaken in 2016 and covered 73 cities- 53 cities with a population of over a million, and all state capitals.

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